Ed’s let­ter

Girlfriend - - NEWS - All the love, Tam

Tam’s not too good at good­byes :(

Let me take you back to a quiet morn­ing in the GF of­fice just a few weeks ago. There we were, deputy ed Bree and I, sit­ting hud­dled by the phone in my of­fice wait­ing for Lucy Hale to pick up. As big fans of hers it was kinda nerve-rack­ing, be­cause the thing with A-lis­ters is you never know how they’re *re­ally* gonna be. We’re used to see­ing Lucy as Aria Mont­gomery on PLL, and dou­ble­tap­ping her flaw­less self­ies on In­sta, but what’s she like IRL? The an­swer is: she’s the freak­ing best.

Her warmth ra­di­ated through the phone, and we to­tally bonded over first crushes, scary movies and bad out­fit choices. In the spirit of her new movie Truth Or Dare, noth­ing was off lim­its. Lucy Hale = the BFF we all need.

We’ve got so many amaz­ing dream­babes in this is­sue. Mad­die Ziegler fans out over Zen­daya on page 80, and mod­e­lof-the-mo­ment Kaia Ger­ber tells us how she bal­ances home­work with walk­ing the run­way for Ver­sace. NBD.

It’s a re­ally great time to be a girl. We’ve had Won­der Woman break down the bar­ri­ers of the su­per­hero stereo­type, and the big­gest names in film unit­ing un­der the #timesup cru­sade to cam­paign for gen­der equal­ity. As Lucy says in our chat, it’s about time. The world is form­ing one mas­sive un­stop­pable girl gang, and at GF we’re do­ing our bit to em­power you to get what’s yours. On page 28 we launch The Girl­friend Move­ment, our new cam­paign de­signed to take you one step fur­ther to­wards your goals. We asked real hero­ines to share their wis­dom on what it takes, from ac­tors to ath­letes, in­flu­encers to bal­leri­nas and a snow­boarder bound for the win­ter Par­a­lympics. Check it out from page 30, and look out for this stamp for more girlpow­ered good vibes.

I’m get­ting emo­tional writ­ing this be­cause it’s my last is­sue in the ed’s chair here at GF (cry­ing real tears!) so I wanted to say a huge heart­felt thank you for read­ing, fol­low­ing, DM’ing and lit­er­ally keep­ing me in­spired for the past two years. You are amaz­ing, and the world bet­ter be ready for what you have to bring.

Mad­die, Kaia and Lucy = hon­orary mem­bers of the GF girl squad.

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